Kolkata, June 26 (IBNS) A study by matrimonial site Jeevansathi.com reveals that women are keen to get married before they reach the age of 25.
Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat witness the highest percentage of marriages of girls under the age of 25. 64% of girls in Kerala, 54% of girls in Gujarat and 53% of girls in Andhra Pradesh get married before they turn 25.
Although the above mentioned states take the lead, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have also witnessed an increase in the girls opting for early marriages.
On the flip side if one looks at maximum under 25 marriages for men, then Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana take the lead.
Commenting on the findings of the study, Rohit Manghnani, Business Head at Jeevansathi.com, said, “While it’s a common belief that women today are comfortable with late marriages the survey shows that most young ladies wish to get married before reaching the age of 25.
"This could be due to various socio-economic factors and also due to a personal need for companionship.”
A look at the above table clearly shows that the last two years has seen a shift in the age of marriage.
Almost all states show more than 10% increase in girls getting married under the age of 25. Tamil Nadu especially has taken a lead with 19% increase in under 25 marriages over the last two years.
While some of this may be due to cultural factors, it may also be attributed to early employment opportunities or lack of them in some states as well.